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Philomena's Bar & Cafe

40 Great Queen Street | Covent Garden, London WC2B 5AA, England
+44 20 7242 5560
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (20 reviews)
“mixed grill” (3 reviews)
“tapas” (3 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 00:00 Hours
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
40 Great Queen Street | Covent Garden, London WC2B 5AA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a popular sporting venue,so consequently when a big event is on,like an England rugby international,you've got little or no chance of a seat. It becomes hot and noisy, thus,unless it's the game you're after,I wouldn't bother.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank caribecove14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are so rude!! They were abusive to my girlfriend for ordering a lemonade and would rather turn the TVs off than show a non England/Ireland rugby game. What sort of sports bar does that?? Awful experience. Never going back

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JoeyKReview1
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Average pub. Limited choice of Irish food so would not really qualify it as an Irish pub. Nice and friendly staff.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PenFoodie
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We stopped here for lunch and had their steak in ciabatta sandwiches. They were excellent, and came with chips and a small salad. Very tasty, nicely cooked, and all done very quickly. Will certainly go here again, when I am next in the area.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank valannrob
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This is, genuinely, a friendly and welcoming pub. Table service and fab food. My new favourite place to watch sport. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Russell S
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I live in docklands but consider this my local. Brilliant and friendly service, and always a good crowd. Great even if there’s sport on you don’t want to watch - always a place to escape it. Got an Irish rugby shirt after popping in when...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank MacRS4
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Called in mid afternoon for a pint of Guinness and were pleased to find a really nice bar with super friendly staff. Decided to eat so I had Tapas and my husband had an Irish mixed grill. Both were served in good time, beautifully cooked...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Elaine_Ch
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

I was looking for somewhere to watch the Rangers game which was kicking off at 4:55pm before going to a NFL event. Called around different bars to ask if they had Premier Sports and could show the game, I was told yes. When I arrived...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Shigamm
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Good cosy friendly welcoming atmosphere, good beer, good food, friendly prompt efficient customer service at the bar and at the table, especially from the French barmaids, good to be able to practise my French

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank metalred
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately one of the bar staff took exception to Northern Ireland fans watching Russia v Croatia. Have been in for multiple games but apparently not allowed to celebrate. Annoyed wouldn't be in it. Ruined the world cup for us. Supposed to be q friendly bar....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Matthew C
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10 April 2017|
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Response from Sharon F | Reviewed this property |
Covent Garden is close by
9 February 2017|
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Response from FostersKent | Reviewed this property |
Possibly but can't guarantee it
30 October 2016|
Response from Deb N | Reviewed this property |
hi. I'm sorry I don't actually live in london I just go to the bar if any sport is on when I am there. I'm sure if you rang them they'd be able to help you. kind regards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Great Queen Street | Covent Garden, London WC2B 5AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7242 5560
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